Responsibilities

"She felt both important and embarrassed, now, in the street. The afternoon was ageing amiably. The all-year plastic Santa bracketed to a chimney on Attracta Road was dusty in soft sun."

Fiction 7th April 2021

Gloria and Max

'Gloria! he said, not loud enough. Gloria! he shouted again. It sounded ridiculous, like some kind of dreadful Van Morrison tribute act. Gloria!'

Fiction 3rd March 2021

Words for Things

"What do you think of, I said to my husband that evening, when you think of Monica Lewinsky?"

Fiction 3rd February 2021

These Are The Tools God Gave Us

A troubled investigator exposes deeds too wicked to speak of in Mike McCormack's story for cold nights and guilty consciences.

Fiction Issue 43, Volume 2: Winter 2020-21

The Little House

A group of writers from different generations camp out in a Chinese city square, musing on survival in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.

Fiction Issue 42, Volume 2: Summer 2020

Magnetic

Michelle Coyne's anaesthetised protagonist falls into dangerous, freeing obsession on an Icelandic holiday.

Fiction 4th December 2020

Make Way, Folks, the Mannion Brothers Are Coming Through

A despairing brother is roused by Mattie Brennan's unforgettable Mannions on a hard-drinking train journey from Galway to Dublin.

Fiction 3rd December 2020

In the Blood

A fugitive returns to his belligerent, brilliant uncle in Ciarán Folan's story of hard men, lost talent, and twisted alliances.

Fiction 2nd December 2020

Fumes

Everything changes for a young dealer tasked with selling diesel-laced hash in Aoibheann McCann's tough and grungy Galway.

Fiction 1st December 2020

Black and White-head

David Tierney imagines a ravaged Galway, where a farmer returns to her land to find defiance and hope and an unexpected adversary.

Fiction 30th November 2020

Very Wonderful

Portrait of a brother.

Fiction 4th November 2020

All Made Through Imperfection

A new short story from the author of 'Darker With the Lights On'.

Fiction 6th October 2020

Sleeve Notes From The King

A stranger on a motorcycle roars through a family.

Fiction 3rd September 2020

Night Person

“The night is a portal into which you enter with strangers.”

Fiction 5th August 2020

Colonialism With Nowhere To Go

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

Caledonia Whipping Boy

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

Ariadne’s Process

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

Escape

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

Chinese Whispers

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

My Life in the City

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

The Enigma of the Bend

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

This Happy (An Extract)

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

The Little House

Fiction Issue 42/Volume 2: Summer 2020

We Are Appalling

All the dead are loved, and all the loved are dead.

Fiction Issue 41, Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

The Crab House

"I switched on the lamp and looked up at my poster. It was a good poster. The title, 'Atalanta', was printed in red sloping letters across the top."

Fiction Issue 41, Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

Food Shop

Fiction Issue 41/Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

Back When We Talked to the Dead

Fiction Issue 41/Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

The Chair

Fiction Issue 41/Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

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